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SWEET POTATO NACHO BOWL (vegan/vegetarian friendly)

By Freedom Fitness, Oct 9 2019 09:56PM

Love mexican & nachos? Want a healthy fulfilling lunch or dinner that is simple to eat & full of flavour? This recipe is for you! Nourish or buddha or salad bowls are a really great option for lunch/dinner to ensure you are getting heaps of nutrients in without having to overthink of it. This nacho bowl just gives you an extra option for a buddha bowl that is super yummy & not boring at all!


INGREDIENTS (serves 2):

- 1 sweet potato (if swapping tortilla chips for sweet potato chips)

- 1 can of black beans or kidney beans

- 1 cup of spinach

- 1 cup of frozen corn

- 1 can of diced tomatoes

- 1 red onion, diced

- 1 avocado, halved, pitted & sliced

- Spices: paprika,cumin, coriander, garlic powder, oregano

- Salt & pepper

- 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (if vegetarian)



SWEET POTATO CHIPS:

– preheat oven to 180°

– slice one sweet potato into thin circles

– lay out each potato circle onto baking paper lined baking trays

– pop into the oven for 30 minutes.

– at the 20 minute mark flip all the circles & pop it in for another 10 minutes. you will need to check multiple times throughout the last 10 minutes to removed cooked ones so they don’t burn.


*Plain tortilla chips are OK to have but for more nutritional value sweet potato is a great option. Most healthy tortilla chips use palm oil so if you are vegan or wanting to save the orangutans, use sweet potato chips instead. *


BEANS:

– Heat some coconut or olive oil, add the can of beans and 2 tbsp of finely chopped onion in a pan on medium heat & seasoned with a dash of each: cumin, paprika, corriander, oregano, garlic powder, ground salt & pepper.

– after a few minutes and the beans have gone soft & onion is browned, add 1 tbsp of water and roughly smashed the beans with a wooden spoon.


TOMATO SALSA:

– Add the can of diced tomatoes & 2 tsp of finely chopped onion stirred together with a dash of corriander and a tiny sprinkle of cumin, paprika, ground salt & pepper.


CORN

– heated 1/2 cup frozen corn in a pan till warmed.


LAYER IN BOWL:

1. Place sweet potato chips around the outside of bowl.

2. Add a handful of spinach in the middle

3. Place 1/2 cup of beans and 1/2 cup of corn on top of spinach plus any unused onion (optional)

4. Top with 1/4 cup salsa, handful of cheese & half an avocado, sliced

5. Optional: add a sprinkle of fresh coriander or a dollop of plain greek yogurt (or sour cream if you have it).


Recipe adapted from: everydaysimplehealth.wordpress.com



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